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My Cultural Tourism Adventure – Part Two

After our amazing visit to Cooperstown, my family headed farther upstate to Auburn, NY. (We also stopped in Elmira to see where Mark Twain wrote most of his books.) When we arrived in Auburn, we headed for the Seward House. The Seward house was the home of William Seward who was Governor of New York, […]

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How Can Local Arts Agencies Engage Their Communities?

It seems that “community engagement” and “community arts” are paving the way to a new paradigm in the local arts sector. By browsing through some local arts agency (LAA) websites, I got the sense that most organizations were somehow relating to their local communities already. But what exactly IS community engagement and how do you […]

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What’s on View at the Penn Museum

August 10, 2011 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania When we visit a museum, there’s a good chance we’ll join up with a docent or pick up an audio guide. If we’re at home, we might listen to a museum podcast or watch a video about the latest and greatest exhibits. But for those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, […]

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Freedom from Budget Cuts

Fourth of July celebrations started early for several states this week, as arts advocates scored major victories in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and South Carolina. Ohio Citizens for the Arts is reporting that the state arts council will enjoy a 30.5% increase in funding for the 2012-13 biennium – 62.1 percent more than Governor John […]

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From the Archives: Happy Birthday Martha Graham!

May 11, 2011 Washington, DC Studio portrait of dancer/choreographer Martha Graham. Photo by Chris Alexander Today marks the anniversary of the birth of iconic dancer and choreographer Martha Graham in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As quoted by NEA Dance Director Nigel Redden in the Summer 1984 issue of Arts Review, “Martha invented charisma.” Redden went on to […]

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